Thursday, 5 April 2012



So much for China’s year of doing nothing -
With a high stakes, once-in-a-decade leadership transition scheduled for autumn, most analysts thought backroom political horse-trading would keep any big policy initiatives on the backburner until a new generation had safely taken over the reins of power.

Relatively easy solutions for Europe.
Obviously if there were a really easy solution to Europe's economic problems they would be solved already, but I don't think we should go too far down the path of "no easy solutions" here. {}

Günter Grass's Lyrical First Strike
Never in the history of postwar Germany has a prominent intellectual attacked Israel in such a cliche-laden way as Günter Grass with his controversial new poem, "What Must Be Said." The Nobel Prize laureate has delivered a lyrical first strike against Israel.

Markets Fear End of Stimulus -
Fears that the central banks of Europe and the U.S. may soon end efforts to support financial markets as well as fresh concerns about the health of Europe's weakest countries drove down stock markets around the world Wednesday.

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